Exhilaration Along the Dark Road



Exhilaration Along the Dark Road


Ill-prepared for gloom,

and the seep of murk.

The awful bound of somber shades

and unmoving lightlessness.

The stygian, sterile fail of a mental sarcophagus.

Emotions shivery in a sunless morn.

The vague memory of used up relevance.


Carry not a creed of ignorance.

Not all is worthwhile.

There are incontrovertible truths,

known by most,

that those who read it as Delphic

scramble in an attempt to perceive missing pieces,

that lack of facts strewn across desert-like expanses.


No use sealing the door 

through which ignorance may flow,

while still leaving the walls as they are,

until you are so desperate for air and life.

No use disturbing routine,

Unlimited trapping,

no nostrum to cure the ennui.


Grasp each dream,

and turn it,

like a Rubik’s cube

to bring truth and light to your life.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep” 

second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights.  

Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, 

and That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com.  

In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.


  1. there are many dark roads out there and the answers to light the way will arrive when the brave speak.

    1. Thank you for reading on commenting on my work, Carol. You are so right.

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